Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ashlee loves snow

On Sunday, Ashlee woke up and was so excited to see that it was snowing. While I was getting Erik ready for a bath, she put on her coat, hat, mittens, and boots and out into the back yard she went. Luckily, I caught her before she headed out the door (she didn't want to tell me what she was up to because she thought I wouldn't let her go out) and I made her put on a scarf. It was 9 am and 16 degrees out. She played outside, by herself, for over an hour when I finally made her come in so that she could get ready for church.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

They should have been twins

Evan and Ashlee really were meant to be twins, but Heavenly Father knew that neither Erin nor I could handle both of them, so one of them was sent to each of us. They have very similar personality traits and they love each other dearly. They live in a world all their own.

This is the most recent picture that I have taken of the two of them. I was getting ready to take them both to school, however, Ashlee and Evan had an agenda all their own. I'm scared to think of where Ashlee would have driven them to! Maybe to Copperton park or to Dunford bakery to get some donuts or to the ocean because Ashlee is sure that she is going to be a mermaid and Evan is going to be a merman when they grow up. No matter where they were going, they were having a great time. I'm glad that they are such great friends!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My little sister

Well Erin, you requested another blog so I decided to write one about you! Muhahahahaha! alright, i'm all done with the evil laughter and now I will get down to the business of writing!
Erin and I were lucky enough to live in the very isolated suburb of McCutchenville, OH. I jokingly call it a suburb--we lived 3 miles out of town, however, the town only had a population of 500 people. Needless to say, Erin was mostly my only playmate....tho we did have dogs and cats....Erin was more fun to play with than the animals. Growing up, we did most everything together because we didn't have anyone else to play with. This was good for our relationship and we remain best friends to this day; I think that had a lot to do with our upbringing. Also, Erin is the biggest peacemaker I know. I tried to pick many, many, many fights with her and I was usually very unsuccessful. Remember the time I put flour in your drawer and tried to blame it on you? Mom saw right through my ploy, darn it LOL We played my little ponies, polly pockets, barbies, and all sorts of imaginary games. We moved into Tiffin when I was 11 and Erin was 8, but I still took Erin everywhere with me. We swam in the quarry, played GI Joes with Kevin and Joyce, and rode our bikes all over the place. Then we moved to Main St. in Tiffin where Erin and I continued to rollerskate together, play badminton, share clothes, have horrible hairdos together (seriously, what were we thinking???? I'm still mortified that we had mullets!), and go to football games.
Then I graduated high school and went to Idaho to college. We still called each other at least once a week. I got married, but luckily, Adam agreed to take Erin as part of a package deal. Even after she ran out of "Independence Day" screaming with her pillow! Yes, she brought her pillow to a movie! Adam kindly left the movie with us since Erin refused to go back into the movie theater because of her fear of aliens. Yet, Erin will watch Star Trek. I don't think Adam will ever let her live that one down! She was also very angry at first that she and Adam share a birth date--Sept 9th. Don't worry, she forgave me :)
Then Erin got married, we both had kids, she moved to California, moved back, moved to Price, moved back to West Jordan (thank goodness) and now we see each other almost every day. Through all of our life changes, she remains my best friend. I don't know what I'd do without that girl!! So Erin, this blog is for you!

because I really do love my sister, i took off that picture :)